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EXPECTATIONS - APR 9

retconone:

When dealing with comics there’s a thing that plays an important part in picking any title up – expectations. Expectations are the reason why you follow certain titles or creators around. They deliver the product that has the flavors you want to consume, and in those twenty monthly pages there is a somewhat limited palette on offer. That’s why an issue on the one hand is not enough to provide a complete picture of this serialized storytelling, but on the other it gives you the taste of what it might be about and where it might be heading – it actually creates a craving for more, participating in and feeding off our own expectations.

Of course, expectations are a pain as I’ve already formed a template of them for approaching certain titles which takes into account the industry buzz around it, the creators, the title, characters, or concept, and the publishing house. I’ve actually formed set of prejudices which influence my reviews and what can be expected from the reviewer, the reviews, and the reviewed.

So, which of this week’s comics in Retcon One will deliver something unexpected? Is it one of the three NEW ONES: All-New Doop #1, All-New Ultimates #1, and Batman Eternal #1? Or the title which I’ve reviewed a few months ago and said it was OK, but nothing special – Invincible #110?

Find out below!

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AMNESIA - APR 2

retconone:

Back to regular Retcon One action until further notice!

Featuring the return of NEW ONES!

All reviews in slogans!

With a lot of exclamation marks!

This week: Detective Comics #30, Veil #2, Starlight #2, and The Field #1!

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MARCH MADNESS conclusion - MAR 26

retconone:

Are you ready for the fourth and final round of March Madness on Retcon One? Neither am I.

During March I’ve automatically picked comics written by Charles Soule, Brian Wood, and from the Green Lantern line of titles for review. I even missed one last week, a mistake I’ll correct here.

So, let’s end this with The Massive #21, Larfleeze #9, Red Lanterns #29, and Letter 44 #5.

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MARCH MADNESS part3 - MAR 19

retconone:

March Madness on Retcon One enters its second half! This is the third week where I automatically choose anything written by Charles Soule, Brian Wood, or from the Green Lantern line of products for review. In this installment it was Thunderbolts #23, X-Men #12, and Green Lantern New Guardians #29.

In other news: The Cheat of the Week Award goes to the Superior Foes of Spider-Man #10 for giving us an issue devoid of any creator names on the front page in order to try and sneak past us the fact that it wasn’t written by Nick Spencer. It wasn’t really good either.

For good measure I’ll add Superman Unchained #6 and New Avengers #15 into the mix.

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